PORTLAND---The St. Peter’s Italian Bazaar, scheduled for August in Portland, has been cancelled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The bazaar will return in 2021.
The annual event draws thousands of people to Federal Street for a gathering of generations proudly celebrating the heritage, family, and faith of a special community. The bazaar is held in mid-August each year to commemorate the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the Feast of Saint Rocco.
The bazaar is nearly as old as the parish itself, dating back to 1925, just 14 years after the parish was founded to serve a growing number of Italian immigrants. In 2019, the bazaar set a record for profits, with all proceeds benefitting the church’s building fund.